Brigada – 2024-05-12

1) Travel Sites *and* Travel Purchase Shifts

1) Travel Sites *and* Travel Purchase Shifts

Last week’s item – which served to point us back to the original https://brigada.org/2024/04/28_40518 posting about purchasing travel – work up all kinds of additional input. We not only commented about our favorite travel sites and agents but, in addition, about shifts we’re making in the *way* we purchase travel. We’d love to hear your take too. When the comments die down a bit, we’ll assemble the entire discussion into a downloadable easy “Bri-Guide.” So please be sure to comment there today. read more…

2) What We Wish Senders Knew

2) What We Wish Senders Knew

In January Global Trellis surveyed people about what they think might jeopardize them being on the field. The results poured in and were so insightful! As a result, Global Trellis now has two versions of a workshop, one for senders, one for goers. You’ll hear: overall results, discuss the “Ministry Pedestal,” unpack 3 areas, and provide you with a discussion guide. Free at https://globaltrellis.com/shop/ read more…

3) Platform for Webinar Automation

3) Platform for Webinar Automation

This past week, a Brigada participant messaged us, “My organization is planning to start regular webinars. We need a platform that would automate and connect registration, Zoom link mail out, and newsletter mailing through Mailchimp (or equivalent). It does not have to be free – we just want something that works well and does what we need it to do.” This is a rapidly advancing field. Remember when GoTo Webinar had a virtual corner on the market? To whom would you refer such a seeker today!!?? Brigada readers need to know. Thanks in advance for any comments you can share! Just click below. read more…

4) New Models Of “Magazine Publishing”: The Evolution Of Digital Social Media Tools

4) New Models Of “Magazine Publishing”: The Evolution Of Digital Social Media Tools

In this free online workshop, Dr. Marcos Simas, a 33-year veteran of the Brazilian publishing industry with a Ph.D. in Religious Studies on Religion and Internet, will discuss how the role of the magazine publishing industry is changing, and how publishers must use digital tools to spread their message. Learn more about this event, scheduled for May 29th at noon ET, at https://magazinetraining.com/event/new-models-of-magazine-publishing/ read more…

5) Indigenous Faith Podcast Goes Young…

5) Indigenous Faith Podcast Goes Young…

The Smiths focus their Indigenous Faith podcast on the amazing work of God among North America’s Native youth through the powerful ministry of the On Eagles’ Wings team. You’ll meet two key OEW Native leaders, Nick Liew (Apache) and Wes Francis (Navajo), as they share their own stories and OEW’s great ministry. Go to https://tribalrescue.com/ to listen to these great young leaders. read more…

7) Ideas for Motivating a Missions Conference to Pray

7) Ideas for Motivating a Missions Conference to Pray

The International Wholistic Missions Conference invited Doug this year to lead the morning prayer sessions with a focus on the unreached. Doug organized the prayer time around two different vantage points, the first of which was prayer for unreached peoples. In an effort to give delegates something tangible – a visual symbol of the progress we’re making plus the task remaining, Doug used the new 2023 version of the Wall of the Unreached, available at Unleashed for the Unreached (just browse to https://www.u4theu.com/ and click “Book the Wall”). Delegates could post stickers to “adopt” or “engage” with a particular people group, pray at the wall, and write prayers on “post-it prayers.” There’s an entire panel dedicated to Frontier Peoples, complete with a QR Code that takes visitors directly to an online page for real-time interaction. The Wall generated a lot of buzz – and several attenders are now planning to use it in their next conference or event. (See Item 8 for the other lense.) read more…

8) How We Used Prayer.Global at a Missions Conference

8) How We Used Prayer.Global at a Missions Conference

The second ‘lense’ that Doug used for prayer (see Item 7 above) was an online web-app called Prayer.Global. Doug had created in advance a special instance of Prayer.Global specifically for the conference. This allowed users to participate together real-time in praying for 4,770 different government-assigned polygons around the world – that represented real geo-political states and districts. The developers of Prayer.Global have already populated all 4,770 regions with prayer fuel, making it easy for a conference to key in on prayers for the whole world. To see the instance used by the International Wholistic Missions Conference, just click to https://prayer.global/prayer_app/custom/102943/map to see the map version. During conference prayer times, Doug showed the delegates this display view: https://prayer.global/prayer_app/custom/102943/display . It’s designed to refresh every 60 seconds to reflect real-time prayers by the attenders. These pages and more are available from Prayer.Global as a labor of love at no cost to you (though you’re welcome to pitch in a donation, of course). The people behind Prayer.Global have served with Team Expansion for years. Everything they do is 100% secure – because they have worked in secure lands themselves. So you can rest assured that viewers won’t be solicited or spied upon. In fact, you’ll notice – you don’t even have to sign up to pray and use the service. Check it out today! read more…

9) Anybody Tried the “Commissioned” Event App?

9) Anybody Tried the “Commissioned” Event App?

In a Brigada item last week, Greg Parsons (of Frontier Ventures fame) mentioned an event app called Commissioned. You can learn more about it at https://www.commissioned.global/. He wrote, “It adds an element of posting options, and even now, I can look it up and see what has been posted there from the event and/or during (or after I think). Of course, the n# of users is pretty small, but I assume when more events use it, it will get more traction.” Anyone else tried this app and, if so, what was your experience with it please? Just click comment – and thanks in advance for your help! read more…

10) From the Unique Fundraisers Category, Raise a Steer?

10) From the Unique Fundraisers Category, Raise a Steer?

Here’s a fundraiser that just might moooooove mountains. : ) If you happen to have a partner who knows how to raise cattle, why not dare him to check out https://www.steerinc.com/how-it-works/for-mission-agencies/. Apparently, the way it works, Steer (the organization) provides enough funds for your designated cattle farmer to buy a young cow. The cow becomes the property of Steer. All the farmer has to do is feed the cow. Every year, the farmer sells the calf and the funds go to Steer, Inc. Then – rinse and repeat – until the cow is sold. In exchange, Steer supports the mission organization you have designated. What could possibly go wrong? : ) Do you know anyone who has participated in this unique funds cattlization program? : ) After having worked at it for a year or two, is he or she “bullish” in participating again? Please let us know. Learn more about Steer at https://www.steerinc.com/how-it-works/for-mission-agencies/. (Thanks for the tip on this, Justin!) read more…

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